Share this entry

Share this page

histology

Line breaks: hist|ology
Pronunciation: /hɪˈstɒlədʒi
 
/

Definition of histology in English:

noun

[mass noun] Biology
The study of the microscopic structure of tissues.
Example sentences
  • The edge of a lesion should be biopsied and tissue submitted for histology and culture.
  • Chromium dosage at quite high levels in animal studies showed no disturbance in liver and kidney function or tissue histology.
  • Conventional histology validates the structures illustrated in the MPM images.

Derivatives

histologic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Staining was quantitated and correlated with histologic subtype and mitotic index.
  • Only those cases in which the explants were available for histologic examination were included in the study.
  • In the present study, we examined a series of cirrhotic explants for histologic evidence of regression.

histological

2
Pronunciation: /hɪstəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Fixation of periderm tissue with FAA did not alter histological staining of cell walls compared with staining of fresh tissues.
  • Our study, in part, builds on theirs by providing more of a phylogenetic component to the histological approach that they used.
  • However, with the living material in hand, histological, cytological, and larval characteristics can be observed.

histologist

3
Pronunciation: /hɪˈstɒlədʒɪst/
noun
Example sentences
  • Ehrlich left an everlasting legacy in medicine with his eclectic career as an organic chemist, histologist, immunologist, hematologist, and pharmacologist.
  • Use of this test requires the availability of a histologist who is specially trained in marrow histology.
  • Huie, a cell biologist and histologist, implants the chips in rats using a unique tool he and others developed.

Definition of histology in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ôrˈTHōəpē
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words